Covid-19 Resources

Library related COVID-19 resources and articles ICfL staff think you will find useful! 

“Spanish-language resources for Grades K-12 from PBS LearningMedia”
A selection of multimedia resources, in Spanish, for teachers, students, and their families, sorted by grade and subject. (Allison)  

“NASA at Home”
With many of us indoors, let this site be your window into the universe. NASA at Home is your one-stop-shop with podcasts, educational activities, do-it-yourself projects and more.

“What the structure of the coronavirus can tell us”
Here’s an article that delves into the structure and science of the coronavirus and how it interacts with our immune systems. Plus, a bit about how this little spiky bug might be defeated – including, yes, washing your hands. (Donna) 

“Boise State, dozens of Idahoans work together to 3D print face shields for local hospitals”
A community of makers across Idaho started working together this week to make face shields for doctors and nurses at local health systems. Using 3D printers and laser-cutting tools, they hope to quickly ramp up and help supply hospital systems like St. Luke’s in coming weeks. (Deana)

“Scholastic Learn at Home”
This free resource provides your children with 20* days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. Children can complete them anytime, in any order. They can work on their own or together with you and your family. (Josie) 

“Big Library Read”
Big Library Read connects readers around the world with the same book at the same time without any waitlists or holds. Participating in this event allows your library to offer a new simultaneous use title for community-wide access from your library at no cost. It’s a worldwide digital version of a local book club. The program’s current title is Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary and runs from March 23 – April 13. (Kristina) 

“Google Meet Grid View”
Are you using Google Meet to stay connected? Now you can have a grid view so you can see everyone, and not just the person talking!